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PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Locust Hill has been Juli Inkster’s nemesis course over the years.

That’s what made her quick jump onto the leaderboard in the first round of the LPGA Championship a bit of a surprise even to herself. Still, she won't be taking anything for granted when she tees it up this afternoon in the second round.

“I’m trying to think of this tournament as a major,” she said. “Because when it’s not a major, I play like crap here. I bet if you guys looked up all my missed cuts, I would say the most is this tournament bar none. I don’t know what it is. I spend 90 percent of my time chipping out under these trees.”

Inkster’s right. She’s missed more cuts at Locust Hill and the Wegmans LPGA than any other venue. She’s missed seven cuts in 14 starts here. The only event she’s missed more cuts is the U.S. Women’s Open, where she’s missed eight, but that’s played at venues around the country.